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Posted by Michelle Steiner on March 10, 2007, 11:45 pm

 mikePOST@TOGROUPmacconsult.com (Mike Rosenberg) wrote:

Obviously, it's the latter.

Support the troops:  Bring them home ASAP.

Posted by Michael Pardee on March 11, 2007, 1:19 pm

Gee, I hope this doesn't get silly.

Posted by Michelle Steiner on March 11, 2007, 4:57 pm

Don't get your hopes up too much.

Support the troops:  Bring them home ASAP.

Posted by Piper on March 12, 2007, 1:02 pm

On Sun, 11 Mar 2007 06:19:10 -0700, "Michael Pardee"

Too late.  ;)
Home of the free and because of the brave!

Posted by mrv@kluge.net on March 10, 2007, 7:01 pm

On Mar 8, 12:58 pm, "Frederick Thinh-Ball"

Did you ask for the same EMF information for your standard ICE car?

I do have this info from Toyota:
Questions for the hybrid battery expert
A big part of the "magic" that makes hybrid vehicles work involves
high-voltage battery technology. So, it's natural that many of the
questions Toyota and its dealers receive are about hybrid batteries.
Hybrid Synergy View put questions about batteries to Gary E. Smith,
national service technology manager at Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A.,
Q:    Is there any danger from electromagnetic interference or injury
resulting from EMI?

GS:    No. Toyota hybrids are certified to be at or below World Health
Organization standards for non-ionizing radiation, either inside the
vehicles or near them.

I'll also note that the Idaho National Laboratory, which has been
testing hybrid electric vehicles for accelerated fleet testing, has a
certain set of mandatory requirements for vehicles in their HEV
America Vehicle Technical Specification, Revision 0.  One of which is:
'(4) All vehicles shall comply with the FCC requirements for
unintentional emitted electromagnetic radiation, as identified in 47
CFR 15, Subpart B, "Unintentional Radiators."'
They also have a procedure for testing, seen at

More data:
(I think the hybrids tested are a Classic Prius and a Honda Insight,
but you'll have to ask the author for confirmation...)

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